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    This article (or a modified version of it) ran in some local papers across the country. This specific one was for the last concert on the tour, in Tulsa, OK.

    I thought you guys might enjoy the read, and the chance to rip it to shreds. (I don't mind...)



    Memories of Bliss
    Jeremy Johnson, Correspondent
    November 29, 2006 / Tulsa, Ok

    In 1991, brothers Attrell and Jarrett Cordes (aka "Prince Be" and
    "DJ Minutemix") broke onto the national hip-hop music scene with their
    international smash hit single "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss." They
    went on to release a handful of hits and 4 albums over the next 9
    years.

    "I'll never forget it," Prince Be said in a recent interview. "On Nov. 11
    we were No. 1, Michael Jackson was second and Prince third. It was
    amazing."

    For 20 years, P.M. Dawn has had a loyal fan base - affectionately
    called the Utopianites - and recently those fans have made it clear
    that they want more. To answer this call, cousins Prince Be and former
    P.M. Dawn show opener Dr. G (Greg Lewis) have embarked cross-
    country on a 40-city tour, traveling from venue to venue in what they
    have dubbed "the Bliss Van."

    Yes, it's really a van. No huge tour buses, no arenas.

    When you go to see P.M. Dawn, you won't see a line of security guards
    between fan and artists. There aren't any fancy lights or stage
    design, no pyrotechnics, and no $85 seats. Everyone gets a "back-stage
    pass", though it's likely the only thing you'll find "back-stage" is a
    bathroom. If you want to shake hands, share some love with a hug, or
    take a group photo, they'll happily oblige, just hang out after the
    show. Got a question you didn't get to ask? Their cell phone number is
    posted on myspace- but "call after 7 pm Eastern, please."

    We recently caught up with the "Bliss Boys" in Lincoln, Nebraska, where
    they played at local venue Knickerbockers.

    Q: So, are you tired of everyone wanting to hear "Set Adrift on Memory
    Bliss" and "Looking Through Patient Eyes?"

    Dr. G: "Not at all- we're not divas by any means. That's the diva
    attitude- 'Oh, I can't possibly do that song!' Man, we'll sing
    anything!"

    Q: Where have you been hiding yourselves since the last album?

    Prince Be: "I've been hanging out with my son, Christian, going to
    show-and-tell and trying not to be show-and-tell. It's just great to
    be out here around all of our fans again."

    Q: If you had to pick a favorite P.M. Dawn song, would be be one of
    the older ones, or something new?

    Prince Be: "Set Adrift [on Memory Bliss], I'd Die Without You and
    Looking Through Patient Eyes are my three best friends. They've bailed
    me out of every situation-- just when I think I'm about to hit the
    ground, Set Adrift comes and keeps me going."

    P.M. Dawn travels on from Nebraska to Colorado, California, Phoenix,
    Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Michigan,
    New Orleans, and Florida.

    They'll be playing at Boston's in in Tulsa, 1738 S Boston Ave, on
    December 9th.


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    I think it makes them out to be talkable and personal. Too many artists have the better than thou attitude.

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    They are the most approachable people I've ever interviewed. Greg is the most real person I've ever interviewed. Completely down to earth.

    pmdawnlovesyou isn't just a saying, they mean it. It's so real it's kind of scary.

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    I like the article, because it's really how Be and Greg are. I'm glad it ran.
    “Sometimes we just need someone to show us something we can’t see for ourselves.”

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    Nice work, except for the "20 years" part. Last time I looked 1991 was 15 years ago.
    Alright
    Tap the lightpole and we'll be jammin all night
    And ain't nobody callin' the cops
    'Cause everybody's here freakin', if they're older they're doin the rock
    And every block from all around
    Comes runnin' to the park when they hear the sound
    And soon the word's spreadin' through our part of town
    "Yo, 40 Park y'all, Jam-On's gettin down"
    Yeah...

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    oh...like you can tell time now......do i have to remind you that you still havent passed your hooked on phonics course?

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    nice article..

    utopianites
    I've got amnesia.. I can't remember..

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    I think the 20 years was from something they said. 1991 was just the first hit- I'm not sure when the first "fan" arrived on scene!!

    Facts, facts, who needs facts!

    jerm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerm View Post
    I think the 20 years was from something they said. 1991 was just the first hit- I'm not sure when the first "fan" arrived on scene!!

    Facts, facts, who needs facts!

    jerm
    It wasn't 20 years ago, I can tell you that!
    Alright
    Tap the lightpole and we'll be jammin all night
    And ain't nobody callin' the cops
    'Cause everybody's here freakin', if they're older they're doin the rock
    And every block from all around
    Comes runnin' to the park when they hear the sound
    And soon the word's spreadin' through our part of town
    "Yo, 40 Park y'all, Jam-On's gettin down"
    Yeah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hero1 View Post
    utopianites
    Trudat! Never heard of the term Utopianites until Greg came up with it last year sometime.
    Alright
    Tap the lightpole and we'll be jammin all night
    And ain't nobody callin' the cops
    'Cause everybody's here freakin', if they're older they're doin the rock
    And every block from all around
    Comes runnin' to the park when they hear the sound
    And soon the word's spreadin' through our part of town
    "Yo, 40 Park y'all, Jam-On's gettin down"
    Yeah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo D View Post
    Nice work, except for the "20 years" part. Last time I looked 1991 was 15 years ago.
    Kudos to Coz - he caught this before the teachers!
    Peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo D View Post
    It wasn't 20 years ago, I can tell you that!
    Well, it is probably closer to 20 than 15, isn't it? Wasn't the first single (Ode to a Forgetful Mind) (c) 1989? In a couple of weeks it will be 2007 - that's closer to 18 years... Were they on the scene before their single you worked on?

    Then again - a "loyal" fan base of other that family, neighbors, and personal friends probably did not start until 1991... yea, 15-16 years ago...
    Peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmFan View Post
    Well, it is probably closer to 20 than 15, isn't it? Wasn't the first single (Ode to a Forgetful Mind) (c) 1989? In a couple of weeks it will be 2007 - that's closer to 18 years... Were they on the scene before their single you worked on?

    Then again - a "loyal" fan base of other that family, neighbors, and personal friends probably did not start until 1991... yea, 15-16 years ago...
    Nah, they weren't on any scene outside of my basement and the storage room at Warlock.

    Be told me that "Jam On It" was the first record that he ever bought, and that was only 23 years ago. 20 years ago he was like 15.
    Alright
    Tap the lightpole and we'll be jammin all night
    And ain't nobody callin' the cops
    'Cause everybody's here freakin', if they're older they're doin the rock
    And every block from all around
    Comes runnin' to the park when they hear the sound
    And soon the word's spreadin' through our part of town
    "Yo, 40 Park y'all, Jam-On's gettin down"
    Yeah...

    Jam-On Productions:Website Forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo D View Post
    Be told me that "Jam On It" was the first record that he ever bought, and that was only 23 years ago. 20 years ago he was like 15.
    Don't kill me...but I thought jam on it came out in the 70's...
    I was only 6 years off.
    I'm not signing this without my lawyer.

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    same here...i thought it came out around the time that the DoI was signed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo D View Post
    Trudat! Never heard of the term Utopianites until Greg came up with it last year sometime.
    That's a new term to me.

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